To help meet a growing demand for nuclear engineers, a group of universities has teamed up to sponsor online courses and swap information about the students taking them. One goal is to eliminate the hassle for students to transfer credits among the participating institutions.

Other universities have used distance learning to teach nuclear engineering, but the new effort is probably the largest such program, said John P. Gutteridge, director of university programs in nuclear energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Big 12 Nuclear Engineering Consortium will start the distance-education effort this spring using an information-sharing system, called ExpanSIS, developed...

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